SiE06: Using Twitter to communicate in your science life (09:30-10:30)

FENS Forum 2020, 11-15 July, Glasgow - Official Special Interest Event on Neuroscience
How can you best use Twitter in your science life? An interactive events to get some tips and tricks from a panel of specialists who use this tool to communicate and expand their research!


July 13, 2020 - 9:30 am


July 13, 2020 - 10:30 am

Organised by FENS-Communication Committee.

Social media has become an essential tool in the distribution of scientific information amongst professionals in the field of neuroscience and the general population, with Twitter being the platform most commonly used by scientists. How can scientists (and more specifically neuroscientists) best use Twitter to communicate science (both their own and that of others). This workshop will bring together a panel of four specialists who use Twitter on a regular basis as a tool for science communication. They will share with the audience their tips and tricks on using Twitter from making a good profile and finding the relevant people to follow, to engaging on Twitter, finding content and the best ways to interact with a community.


Dervila Glynn, FENS Communication Committee Chair (2018-2020), United Kingdom

Eilís Dowd, FENS Communication Committee Member, Ireland


Anne Cooke, BNA Chief Executive, United Kingdom

Mo Costandi, journalist, United Kingdom

John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland

Helena Ledmyr, INCF Director Development and Communications, Sweden


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